Antibiotics Smart Use: a workable model for promoting the rational use of medicines in Thailand.

@article{Sumpradit2012AntibioticsSU,
  title={Antibiotics Smart Use: a workable model for promoting the rational use of medicines in Thailand.},
  author={Nithima Sumpradit and Pisonthi Chongtrakul and Kunyada Anuwong and Somying Pumtong and Kedsenee Kongsomboon and Parichart Butdeemee and Jurairat Khonglormyati and Santi Chomyong and Parnuchote Tongyoung and Suraphol Losiriwat and Piyanooch Seesuk and Pongthep Suwanwaree and Viroj Tangcharoensathien},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2012},
  volume={90 12},
  pages={905-13}
}
The Antibiotics Smart Use (ASU) programme was introduced in Thailand as a model to promote the rational use of medicines, starting with antibiotics. The programme's first phase consisted of assessing interventions intended to change prescribing practices; the second phase examined the feasibility of programme scale-up. Currently the programme is in its third phase, which centres on sustainability. This paper describes the concept behind ASU, the programme's functional modalities, the… CONTINUE READING